Time after time, “Timeless” fans get the short end of the stick — and that includes the night of the show’s two-hour series finale.
On Thursday, Clockblockers in Philadelphia missed the first 90 minutes of the time-traveling drama’s two-part farewell special, “The Miracle of Christmas,” due to a power outage at the local station. The pair of back-to-back episodes ran from 8-10 p.m. on NBC.
“NBC’s Philadelphia station suffered a power outage and didn’t join ‘Timeless’ until 9:29 last night, keeping the show off the air in the country’s No. 4 market for nearly 90 minutes,” an NBC spokesperson told TheWrap Friday.
Yes, that means “Timeless” viewers in Philly were cut off from the first part of the two-part installment and close to half of the second hour of Lucy (Abigail Spencer), Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Rufus’ (Malcolm Barrett) final romp through history, too.
According to preliminary data from Nielsen, the Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke-created series’ final episode had a 0.6 rating/3 share among adults 18-49 and averaged 3.2 million total viewers. (FYI for all of you fans still hoping to #SaveTimeless, those aren’t stellar numbers.)
The series was canceled (for the second time) by NBC in June and then gifted with last night’s conclusion when the network and studio Sony Pictures Television struck a deal in July to produce the two-part ending.
If you aren’t one of the Philadelphia-based “Timeless” fans who missed the show last night (or if you’ve managed to catch up since then) you can read our spoiler-packed interview with Ryan about the finale here.